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You can now search for field school opportunities through the AnthroGuide database! 

 

The following is a list of field school opportunities. The American Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information. Contact Lauryl Zenobi, AAA's AnthroGuide coordinator to discuss options for promoting your school.

 

Slavia Field School in Mortuary Archaeology, Poland, June 26 - July 19, 2017. This Ohio State University course will continue exhumation of Site Gz10, an 11th century AD (early Medieval) cemetery with Christian mortuary characteristics. Students will learn archaeological fieldwork and human burial excavation techniques, and receive training in human osteology and conservation methods. For more information email fieldwork@slavia.org or contact course director Amanda Agnew.

Coastal Ecuador Archaeology, The Florida Atlantic University archaeological field program in Ecuador. The program provides intensive and comprehensive training in archaeological field methods and interpretation as well as a module on human remains. Program runs June 24 – August 6, 2017. Please contact Valentina Martinez for more information. 

The Coastal Ecuador Ethnography course provides students with an opportunity to carry out ethnographic research on village life in a coastal Ecuadorian village. Students are encouraged to choose topics that are meaningful to the local community and its efforts and development goals. Program runs June 24 – August 6, 2017. For more information contact Michael Harris

Ethnographic Field School in the Ecuadorian Amazon, June 1 - July 1, 2017. Offered through Appalachian State University, participating students work directly with an indigenous women's cooperative focused on gender, sustainable community tourism, and the transformation/conservation of local traditions. Deadline to apply is February 15, 2017. For more information contact Dr. Jon Carter, or Dr. Christina Sornito.

The Historical Archaeology Field School at Flinders University is accepting applications for a 7-13 February, 2017 session. Students will assist in excavating the site of the historic Willow Court, Australia's oldest, continuously used lunatic asylum. For more information, contact Dr. Heather Burke.

Cultural Heritage and the Law, February 6 - 10 2017 at Flinders University. This short session will critically examine the changing meaning of cultural heritage within a social, cultural and historical context. 

Flinders University's Conservation Practicum in Adelaide, Australia is a one week intensive (September 18-29, 2017) session that trains students in maritime archaeology conservation practices. For more information, email Dr. Wendy van Duivenvoorde.

The Maritime Archaeology Field School, Australia (January 27–12 February 2017) provides student (scuba certified or not) with the opportunity to learn maritime archaeological methods. Contact  Dr. Jonathan Benjamin for more details.

Flinders University is offering an Introductory Archaeological Geophysics session September 18-29, 2017 for students interested in the application of ground penetrating radar, resistivity, and other tools used in archaeological geophysics and archaeometry. For more information contact Dr. Ian Moffet

The Ethnoarchaeology Field School at Flinders University teaches students how to undertake ethical and culturally sensitive ethnoarchaeological research with Aboriginal communities. Activities may include site recording, artefact recording, and collecting oral histories. Session runs April 10-14, 2017. For more information email Project Director, Dr. Heather Burke

Human Osteology Laboratory Intensive at Flinders University provides students with a detailed introduction to the human skeleton. The program runs from 30 October- 3 November, 2017. For more information email Donald.Pate@flinders.edu.au

The Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens announces the summer session focused on the teaching of Medieval Greek, from June 26 to July 25, 2017. The application deadline is January 15, 2017.

Huari-Ancash Bio-Archaeological Research Project Field School 2017 aims to learn of the lifestyle of the prehispanic population in Peru Highlands. The project revolves around funeral aspects and ancestral cults, and is supported by Instituto de Estudios Huarinos under direction of Bebel Ibarra Asencios, Researcher of Department of Anthropology at Tulane University.

The NAPA-OT Field School in Guatemala nurtures leaders in medical and applied anthropology and occupational therapy to promote social justice. Enrollment for the 2017 session is now open! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through February 1, 2017. Apply online.  

The Balkan Heritage Field School promotes practical education in the field of archeology, history and art history of South-Eastern Europe. For more information about field school opportunities, email bhfs.admissions@gmail.com.

Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility
University of Alberta offers a Fieldschool for Ethnographic Sensibility in Belgrade, Serbia from May 29 – July 7, 2017. The Fieldschool is aimed at anthropologists who want to develop their ethnographic sensibility with the particular focus on non-verbal, embodied patterns of everyday life, artists who want to explore the convergences between ethnographic and artistic training, and designers, architects, urban-planners and others interested in engaging with their practice in a culturally sensitive way. For more information contact Marko Zivkovic, zivkovic@ualberta.ca.

Aditu Mortuary Archaeological Field School is a three week course spent excavating the Medieval sanctuary of San Miguel in Excelsis is located in Western Navarre, in the municipality of Uharte-Arakil. Students will learn about skeletal anatomy, mortuary excavation practices, and the regional archaeology. For further information and enquiries send an email to Aditu Archaeology at fieldschool@aditu.info

Caherconnell Archaeology Field School provides unforgettable archaeological experiences within the unique Burren region in Western Ireland, in partnership with the National University of Ireland in Galway.

OSEA — The Open School of Ethnography and Anthropology (since 2004) offers ethnography field school for undergraduates, graduate students and post-degree non-students.  OSEA offers Four and Six Week summer programs and an Intensive Maya Language Immersion program (FLAS eligible). Please contact Prof. Quetzil Castañeda for more information quetzil@osea-cite.org. Visit our website for information and our Facebook page for photos, student research, videos and current news.

The Institute for Field Research (IFR) offers dozens of archaeology field schools across the world.  IFR field schools are intensive research-based programs, where students are part of research projects.  IFR field schools are annually peer-reviewed by leading scholars in the field.

The Irish Fieldschool of Prehistoric Archaeology Offered through the National University of Ireland, Galway, this is the only archaeological field school singularly focused on Ireland's prehistory.

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Passport in Time A volunteer program of the USDA Forest Service.

Shovelbums The archaeology and CRM professional's resource for jobs, news and gear + new international field schools directory.

Center for American Archaeology Offers variety of programs for all ages.

Department of Anthropology at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History   offers four weeks of intensive training in seminars and hands-on workshops at the museum and at an off-site collections facility. Students are introduced to the scope of collections and their potential as data.  Students become acquainted with strategies for navigating museum systems, learn to select methods to examine and analyze museum specimens, and consider a range of theoretical issues that collections-based research may address. 

The School for Field Studies (SFS)  Provider of environmental field study abroad programs for American undergraduate students in Australia, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania and Turks & Caicos Islands.

Disclaimer: The America Anthropological Association does not advocate for or against these institutions, but merely supplies information.



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